Uvalde school district superintendent abruptly retires
Why it matters: Harrell said less than two weeks ago he was retiring but would stay in his post "throughout the year" until a new superintendent was named. However, his retirement was accepted at the meeting. The terms were not publicly disclosed.
- He faced criticism in the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead last May, with some parents calling for his removal.
Details: The school board named Gary Patterson as interim superintendent while officials search for Harrell's successor.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.